Challenges That Growing Management Consultants Face

Market intelligence is a crucial component for management consultants in delivering valuable insights and recommendations to their clients. However, as consulting firms grow and expand their services, they often encounter various challenges in acquiring quality market intelligence:

  • Time Constraints: Independent consultants & boutique firms often have to juggle multiple projects and clients simultaneously. With tight deadlines, there’s little time to waste in finding the right data and insights to support your work.
  • Lack of Resources: You may not have access to the same resources as larger consulting firms, including centralized research teams or databases. This can make it more difficult to find the data and insights you need, especially when working on niche or specialized projects.
  • Information Overload: In today’s information age, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data and information available. This can make it difficult to sort through the noise and find the insights that are most relevant to your project.
  • Quality Concerns: Not all data and information is created equal. It’s important to ensure that the data and insights you use are accurate, reliable, and relevant to your project. This can be a challenge when working with limited resources and time constraints.


  • Lack of Independent Perspective: When gathering market intelligence, it’s essential for you to have an unbiased and independent perspective. Having an external analyst to provide an objective analysis avoids confirmation bias, where you only seek out information that confirms your existing assumptions and biases.

So, what can you do? One solution is to work with a knowledge partner like IBC. With our cost-effective and flexible research services, we can help emerging consulting firms access the high-quality research and insights they need to succeed.

Whether you need help with competitive intelligence, industry research, ad-hoc research support, or something else, IBC can provide the support and expertise you need to deliver top-quality work to your clients. With our help, you can overcome the challenges of finding data, information, insights, or research and take your consulting business to the next level.